Degrees and Certifications:
July 22, 2021
Term is coterminous with the Acting Mayor.
Lorena Lopera is a first generation immigrant from Colombia. She serves as Executive Director at Latinos for Education, New England, the first Latino-founded and led national organization dedicated solely to creating leadership pathways for Latinos in education. She is a veteran of local organizations focused on expanding educational access for Latinx youth and students of color, including Roxbury-based Sociedad Latina, Epiphany School, and La Vida, Inc., as well as national organizations such as BES, City Year the Posse Foundation. She currently serves on the board of EdVestors. Lorena is a proud BPS parent.